News and Events

Feel free to contact me if you’re interested in hosting me for an event.

Upcoming Events

Poetry Reading
April 5, 2019, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Books & Co., The Greene, Beavercreek, OH

Greenville poet Myrna Stone, Pennsylvania poet Shanna Powlus Wheeler, and I will conduct a poetry reading at Books & Co. Although Books & Co. cannot bring in our books for the event, we will sign books you bring with you and book plates the store will provide. The store will also be happy to assist you in purchasing our books online through Books-A-Million (which owns Books & Co.).

Poetry by the Sea
Mercy Center on Long Island Sound
May 21-24, 2019

Fellow poets Marjorie Maddox, Barbara Crooker, and I will present on a panel in which we’ll read our poetry and commemorate beloved friend and poet Anya Silver.


Pushcart Prize Nominations

“Tear,” “Compline,” and “The Poetry Performs in the Theatre of Cows,” three poems from my book, Full Worm Moon, were nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2018. Previously, two other poems from the same book, “The Problem with School” and “Certainty,” were also nominated for the same prize. Thus, five poems included in Full Worm Moon are now Pushcart Prize nominees! For more information about this book, visit my “Books” page.

Books in 2018

I’m pleased to announce that my fourth full-length collection of poetry, Full Worm Moon, has been published by Cascade Books in its Poiema Poetry Series. It is an honor to be included in this series again and a joy to have worked with editor Don Martin once more. You can read some of the poems that appear in Full Worm Moon on my books and links pages.

In addition, five of my poems appear in the anthology, Adam, Eve, and the Riders of the Apocalypse: 39 Contemporary Poets on the Characters of the Bible, edited by D.S. Martin in The Poiema Poetry Series by Cascade Books.

Other Anthologies

My poetry also appears in several new anthologies. “Requiem for the Liberal Arts” is included in How Higher Education Feels: Commentaries on Poems That Illuminate Emotions in Learning and Teaching, edited by Kathleen M. Quinlan (Oxford Learning Institute, University of Oxford, UK). My poems “Clifton Gorge,” “The Grass Grows Ordinary,” “Remember Blessing,” and “The Painted Lady and the Thistle,” all in Particular Scandals, also appear in The Turning Aside: The Kingdom Poets Book of Contemporary Christian Poetry, edited by D.S. Martin (Wipf & Stock). My poems “This is the landscape left” and “Following the Light” were published in A Rustling and Waking Within: Poems Inspired by the Arts in Ohio, edited by Sharon Mooney (OPA). In addition, “Clifton Gorge,” “Prufrock in My Backyard,” “The Poet Performs in the Theatre of Cows,” and “Recovery” appear in From the Tower: Poetry in Honor of Conrad Balliet, edited by Steve Broidy (Main Street Rag Publishing Company). And “Voice” will be reprinted in By One’s Own Hand: Writing About Suicide, being edited by Gayle Brandeis and Ruth Nolan.


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